Tellus Science Museum is excited to announce a paid internship opportunity for an undergraduate student who is interested in teaching science, either in a formal or informal setting such as museums or zoos, or pursuing a career in a museum. The internship will run for approximately 12 weeks, from May 15 to August 2, 2024, and pays $19 per hour. The ideal candidate for this internship would be a rising junior, rising senior, or graduating senior. 

During the internship, the selected candidate will be expected to develop a new program or workshop to be used in the museum. Additionally, the intern will be responsible for keeping a daily journal of their experiences in the program. They will also have the opportunity to meet and work with various museum professionals at Tellus and its sister institutions to learn how a museum operates and serves its community. 

The intern will be involved in the museum’s summer programming, including the SummerQuest Program, public events like RockFest and Wild About Weather, and the biannual rocket workshop Build & Blast. The Director of Education will supervise the intern and work with them to develop an interest and strength-based program. 

Tellus Science Museum is a world-class Smithsonian Affiliate that features a variety of exhibits. The museum began as the Weinman Mineral Museum in 1987 and expanded to Tellus in 2009. Now, this 120,000-square-foot museum contains four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, Tellus Fossil Gallery, Millar Science in Motion Gallery, and the Collin’s Family My Big Backyard Gallery. The museum also hosts special, temporary exhibits that change throughout the year. In addition to the exhibit galleries, Tellus also has a planetarium, observatory, and hands-on gem panning and fossil digging activities that allow guests to experience science in a more interactive setting.

To apply for this internship, interested candidates should send their letter of interest, letter of recommendation from a college or university faculty member, and resume to David Dundee, Director of Education, at davidd@tellusmuseum.org no later than March 15, 2024.


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